12U Rules Exceptions:

Updated Thursday April 28, 2016 by Meridian Youth Baseball.

  • 12U pitchers are limited to 10 innings per week (See Rule 0.06) and pitching distance is 40 feet.
  • For 12U games, a team will be allowed to play a game with not less than 8 players only if due to absence, injury, or illness. A team cannot elect to play with less than 9 players if any eligible player(s) are available at a game. When a team starts a game with 8 players, the 9th spot in the batting order will result in an automatic out each time that position is due to bat, until that spot in the batting order is occupied by an eligible player. If a 9th player arrives at any time after the game begins, that player shall be added to the batting order in the 9th spot and placed in the field on defense. If a reduction to 8 players occurs due to absence, injury, or illness of eligible player(s) after a game begins, the vacated spot in the batting order will result in an automatic out each time the vacated position is due to bat, until that spot in the batting order is occupied by an eligible player. If a 9th player arrives at the game, that player shall be inserted into the previously vacated spot in the battng order and placed in the field on defense.
  • By mutual agreement between managers prior to the start of the game, the following may be implemented: 5 Run Rule: If a team scores 5 runs in one inning, they will take the field and the defensive team will come to bat.
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